crabeater


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crabeater

(ˈkræbˌiːtə)
n
(Animals) the most common species of seal, Lobodon carcinophagus, characterized by a long snout and slender body
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With humpback whales bubblenetting, crabeater seals and Gentoo penguins the trip started on a high note.
PLAYTIME Cristobal Serrano meets a happy seal THIS crabeater seal was left open-mouthed when it spotted photographer Cristobal Serrano off Cuverville Island, at the tip of Antarctica.
A lot n 4 will have to be proposed in option for the installations / staging of the circulations and public spaces: hall and reception (including devices related to the helmets), shop, bookshop and restaurant of the house of Viv and the Caribbean center (S2 and S3) and crabeater restaurant (S5).
The enormous gaur can scarcely fit on his page and the text has to squeeze around his body, while the crabeater seals, which are extremely numerous, are crowded on to their page with no room to spare.
A few examples of these are dense concentrations of narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in the offshore pack ice of Baffin Bay, West Greenland [14]and the seasonal distribution of crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) in the pack ice of Antarctica [15].
Antarctica also has four varieties of seals; the crabeater seal, the Weddell seal, the elephant seal and the leopard seal."
Up close, killer whales hunt the floes for sleeping crabeater seals, while cape petrels, those checkerboard flyers of the cold waters, surf the air curls streaming off the ship.
The data recovered from tagged Crabeater seals and Adelie penguins revealed their diving and feeding behavior, and researchers discovered some movements that they hadn't suspected.
Similarly, around the Antarctic Peninsula, Adelie penguins, which winter on increasingly scarce sea ice, are being displaced by chinstrap penguins, which prefer open water, just as elephant seals are pushing aside their cold-loving cousins, the crabeater seals.
In pinnipeds, the disease has been described in crabeater seals (Phoca carcinophagus) from the Antarctic (1), Baikal seals (P.
They are solitary predators and eat everything from penguins and krill to other seals, particularly crabeater seals.